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CBS
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> republicans and democrats in washington are hoping for some kind of truce to avoid the fiscal cliff negotiations will pick up again after the holiday weekend. it was in 2010 that former senator alan simpson erskine bowles came up with a plan that was ignored. their idea is getting a second look. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission that came to be called bowles/simpson issued a blueprint for the nation's fiscal problems. a blueprint that demanded so much in taxes and spending cuts it died an instant washington death. that was then. today, the politics have changed. >> say yes to simpson/bowles, mr. president. i'm willing to say yes to simpson/bowles. >> reporter: today the broad outlines of bowles/simpson are the backbone of what's being discussed in the fiscal cliff negotiations. their plan was a mixture of the president's call for higher taxes, plus the republican call for tax reform and lower deductions. in medicare and social security bowles and simpson say the nation has no choice but to cut future benefits for those earning high incomes. we spoke to both men in washington. >> right
MSNBC
Nov 22, 2012 12:00am PST
care act on the table in fiscal cliff negotiations. congressman elijah cummings will respond. papa john's plays politics with pizza and the people fight back. >> no, no, no, no. >> we'll tell you about the pizza maker's face-saving move. and republicans never rest. ohio senator turner on the effort to block the vote in 2016. >>> and political comedian, baratunde thurston on how to talk to this guy at thanksgiving. ♪ i want my country back, country back, country back ♪ . >>> good evening, folks. thanks for watching. someone needs to sit down with the republicans and explain to them how negotiations work. when you have no leverage, you don't get to make outlandish statements and demands. house speaker john boehner recently called himself the most reasonable man in washington, but in an editorial for the cincinnati enquirer today, boehner took the very unreasonable position of including obama care in debt negotiations. "the president's health care law adds a massive, expensive, unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of our country's
MSNBC
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
the law. that's their new strategy. i think they'll try to use that in the fiscal cliff negotiations to put the health care provisions and try to water them down. the business owners who are against it are going to use this leverage saying it's costly for us. we'll pass it on to employees. to troy to sort to sway public opinion. i think the obama administration on the other hand will do their own campaign to get the word out and for those supporters and uninsured who support this, here's how you sort of lobby for it. i think it's going to be in the next battlefront. >> but if you think this is sort of an anti-working class vendetta, david, what are the likelihoods of these job actions being successful in stopping this? >> i don't know they're going to be able to stop it, but i think that it's a really complicated issue. we had an interesting story the other day who said the vast majority of people eligible for the health care reforms don't understand it. this is a problem that i think the obama administration faces. they'll have to go out and make a better opportunity in terms of public
MSNBC
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
two summers ago before the fiscal cliff debt negotiations collapsed with speaker boehner. so i think that's the dividing line right there, whether it's going to be eliminating deducts or higher rates. there's pressure from left on the president to hold the line. he won the election, he told labor leaders last week, prior to meetings on friday, with capitol hill leaders he was going to hold the line. the white house's taking a tough tact here. >> congressman ellison suggests that is not enough on politics nation last night. let's take a listen. >> all of those guys who signed pledges for grover norquist, they're still around. i think the tea party was somewhat of a fleeting moment. here one day, gone the next. but those entrenched interests that always want to push more and more of the cost of running society on the people who can least afford it, they haven't gone anywhere. i think it's a good time to start thinking about some protests and some folks calling for a fair deal for the american people. >> steve, do you think this is something that's going to inspire people to make their
FOX Business
Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
upset because of the private staff level negotiation, most of it, going to on, on the fiscal cliff, he wants it to end, all out in front and public. >> staff negotiation go on all of the time, i worked on the hill long enough, that is the bulk of it. >> senator sessions that been there a while too. >> it would be great to have it out in open there is a lot of staff stuff that guess on behind the scenes, but regard to push it down the road, that is what i was talking about you will get into a midterm election year, this issue will be front and center, there are 33 democrats have to defend 20 of 33 senate seats that will be up, there is a well the at stake, which party beneficials from having it be an elect year. lou: i'll make a forecast, if this is the issue in midterms we're in such deep trouble that would be least of our concerns. doug, let plea turn to you, benghazi, and ambassador rice coming out, this is bare knuckled transparent politics. >> it is bare knuckles and so confused what is going on, nobody can follow it hope that american media with the exception of fox news turns away, that is what is going on, there is story after story, every tells a
FOX News
Nov 22, 2012 9:00am PST
depends a lot on what we do in washington over the next few weeks with this looming fiscal cliff. rick: i want to talk to you more about the negotiations over the fiscal cliff in a second, but as far as the consumer confidence part of it goes -- >> yeah. rick: -- where do you think that's coming from? is it just because the election's over in people naturally sort of start or to feel a little more confident no matter who wins? >> yeah, that's exactly right. people kind of happy all the negative advertising, i live in virginia, we were just deluged with negative ads against obama and romney and all the candidates for month after month, and now you're getting a little sense of relief that we're back to normalcy. rick: you know, okay. so the role that consumer confidence can play, because i remember talking to you, gee, must have been like 2009, and the president had just taken office, and the economy was really on a downward slide. >> right. rick: and consumer confidence was low, and a lot of people like you said that that was contributing to the slide, the fact that people had such anxiety about the economy. so conversely, if people are star
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
fiscal cliff. >> we have a new message from congressman boehner. >> we can't afford it, we can't afford it and we can't afford to leave it in tact. that's not a new message. >> can you say it was done openly? >> that is not a new message. >> they have been defeated three times. >> we had an election. >> the american people have spoken. >> elections have consequences. >> we're not going to change anybody's mind. >> they need to move on. >> we had an election and they lost. >> i want to thank everyone who participated in this election. >> the presidential pardon. >> the winning turkey can thank his stellar campaign team. >> turkey pardon at the white house. >> these birds are moving forward. >> a very happy thanksgiving. >> a very happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> and happy thanksgiving. presidential campaigns, they usually focus on, well, you might say hope and change. the candidates promise big grand new policies and how everything will be different and they get elected and go to congress and congress usually says no. this time, though, this time is different. candidate obam
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
to give president obama? are they really willing to go over the fiscal cliff? >>> in addition to being thanksgiving tomorrow, it's the 49th anniversary of a moment no one my age will ever forget, dallas. get yourself a copy of my new york times best seller "jack kennedy", out in paperback and a great gift for the holidays. you're watching "hardball" a place for politics. >>> i'm amanda drury with your cnbc market wrap. the dow was up by 48 points, s&p up by three and dow added three. >>> consumer sentiment rose slightly in november but below what analysts expected. jobless claims slid by 41,000 last week but the numbers are still distorted by the effects of hurricane sandy. >>> a bankruptcy court judge granted permission for hostess brands to begin shutting down. >>> and that is it from cnbc, first in business worldwide. have a very happy thanksgiving, everybody. back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." with a victory behind him, democrats are feeling more confident in talks with republicans about the fiscal cliff. many on the left have been vocal in calling for the pr
CBS
Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
- called fiscal cliff. when the ball drops on new year's eve, tax hikes and severe spending cuts will kick in automatically unless a deal is reached. wyatt andrews spoke with two men who say they know how it should be done, if only washington would listen. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission chaired by democrat erskine bowles and former republican senator alan simpson proposed every basic element of the fiscal cliff solution being discussed now. their plan was a mixture of higher taxes, lower spending and the reform of medicare and social security. both men told us sacrifice has to come from everyone. >> all of us have to have some skin in the game to get it done. >> if you want something, pay for it. it's a sick idea, but it is an interesting idea. >> reporter: their biggest idea was to increase revenue by combining both the president's demand for higher taxes on the rich and the republican proposal to get rid of tax loopholes. bowles/simpson would eliminate almost every tax deduction for individuals and corporations, with only a few exceptions for charity donations and home
MSNBC
Nov 22, 2012 3:00am PST
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MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
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FOX News
Nov 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
, until the fiscal cliff, december 24, december 31st and ask everybody to vote for it without amendment and without any real discussion and knowledge by the american people of what's in it. and so, this is so contrary to the great senate understanding where the great issues of our day are debated at length and people have unlimited debate and, you know, really, discuss the great challenges we face financially in this country. >> and do you feel like the american people are going to miss out if this isn't debated on the senate floor or committee hearings that are public where people can see firsthand what's going on. can you worry as the republican you'll be asked to vote for something or cast your vote towards something that you didn't personally have any part in negotiating and your party decided that's the way to go and you better fall in line and vote for it. >> absolutely. see, that's what happened in the tarp. the bailout deal in 2008 and then beginning in august a year ago, when the budget control act, that all came up at the last minute, the 59th minute of the 23rd hour
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